Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

July 2012 Photo I Love

I originally thought I'd choose a photo of my new craft room for my favorite photo in July, however, as I scrolled through my photos from last month a different one jumped out at me, and I decided to include it in my 2012 Photo I Love album instead. I'm enjoying how these pages look with the square punched pieces of patterned papers and cardstock around the edges. (These squares represent the papers I used on layouts in the month of July.)

Journaling reads: When we arrived at the Bed & Breakfast in Taos for my 43rd birthday trip, Robbie (as usual) had arranged to have roses and a chocolate cake waiting. I love how he always remembers to call ahead for this special treat!

7 comments:

Valerie said...

You have a very thoughtful husband! Neat idea to use left overs from previous layouts. This came together very nicely!

Sian said...

I absolutely love the idea of using the papers you have been enjoying all month. That's inspired! And, oh, those roses :)

Cheri said...

I think you nailed the prompts quite well!

Tammy said...

That is the perfect photo! Such a great memory too. You are a lucky lady! :)

alexa said...

Such a nice idea - both his (a gem, as I keep saying) and yours, for those paper squares work really well.

Alison said...

I love that you used squares of the papers you used over the month..you are full of clever ideas Melissa!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

I see why this one won out, you did a great job with it, love that the paper squares have significance.